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AWB question

I know that it removes spaces before refs (e.g. "text. <ref>" and "</ref> <ref>"). I noticed today it misses back to back refs where the following ref starts on a new line. Would you know if there is a Phab on this. MB 02:45, 8 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ MB: I don't think there is. I searched for "ref" in this task summary at phabricator. -- John of Reading ( talk) 08:15, 8 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
Ok, I opened phab:T317357. Thanks. MB 17:49, 8 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Speedy deletion nomination of Ghulam Ahmad Khan Gulam Chand khan

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A tag has been placed on Ghulam Ahmad Khan Gulam Chand khan, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, group, product, service, person, or point of view and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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@ Praxidicae: Please check the page history - this notification is misplaced. -- John of Reading ( talk) 12:38, 13 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
It was automatically generated by Twinkle. PICKLEDICAE🥒 12:41, 13 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ Praxidicae: OK, no problem. -- John of Reading ( talk) 12:43, 13 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

A cup of tea for you

Mary Cassatt - Five O'Clock Tea.jpg A cup of tea for you. Thank you for fix the multiple typos of Womens → Women's that I created when noting the women on the Virginia Women's Monument Wall of Honor. I have no idea how many articles I cut and pasted that mistake into and really appreciate you fixing this avoidable error. Best, WomenArtistUpdates ( talk) 21:15, 17 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ WomenArtistUpdates: Some women's organisations spell their name with an apostrophe, some don't. At the Virginia Women's Monument home page, the menu bar and text include the apostrophe consistently, but they've left it out of the HTML title element that sets the name of the browser tab. I decided to follow the text and made the corrections. -- John of Reading ( talk) 07:33, 18 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
Well, thank you. It is appreciated! Woman's and Women's get confused/conflated all the time too. WomenArtistUpdates ( talk) 18:05, 18 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Multiple issues wrapper template

I noticed in National Museum Zaječar, AWB added MI around a "citations needed" template and "expand" template. In the next edit, a bot removed it. I contacted the bot operator who doesn't really care but was told by one user not that expand is not a maintenance/cleanup template so shouldn't be within MI (see User_talk:Kanashimi/Archive_1) section Expand_by_language_templates_in_{{Multiple_issues}}, because it's not a listed in Wikipedia:Template index/Cleanup. But I see it there in section 6. Another user disagreed and started at discussion at at the MI template over a year ago and no one commented. The issue apparently died. We now have two tools disagreeing. I don't suppose you would care to take the lead in resolving this. MB 02:14, 25 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ MB: Unaccustomed as I am to starting an RFC, do you think I should start an RFC? -- John of Reading ( talk) 10:40, 25 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
No, first I would expand the discussion at the template TP. The link there to the discussion at the bot operators TP doesn't work anymore - there is a template in the header which is why I didn't give you a direct link here- maybe you can figure out how to make that work). We should better explain the issue - AWB and Cewbot are in conflict and we need to prevent tool-caused edit wars. List reasons why expand should or should not be included in MI, and recommend which tool should change (and maybe note that AWB has little support presently). Ping the people who commented before (one has not be active in over six months). To get more involvement, we can try a notice at Wikipedia talk:Cleanup and if that doesn't generate enough comments to establish a clear consensus, a notice somewhere more watched, probably Pump/policy? MB 16:37, 25 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
 Done for now, I hope. That's outside my usual comfort zone! Back to fixing typos... -- John of Reading ( talk) 11:12, 26 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
Well it's been a month and there have hardly been any comments. Both tools are doing the same thing again, keeping the expand within MI. Resolved, at least for the time being. MB 04:41, 25 October 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
Just saw something else a little strange. AWB wanted to remove {{ uncategorized}} from Kassite dynasty. The article does not have any content categories, but it is in Category:Possible CC BY-SA or GFDL violations due to copying within Wikipedia, which is probably why AWB thinks it is not uncategorized. Since that is not a content category, is the problem that the cat is not a "hidden" cat? I don't know how much you know about cats, but probably more than me. MB 04:48, 25 October 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ MB: Yes, that's it. I've poked around in the AWB source code, and the tests are (1) no categories explicitly placed at the foot of the article, (2) no *visible* categories added by templates. It looks as if the other categories underneath Category:Possible copyright violations are all marked "hidden", so I suspect the fix is to make Category:Possible CC BY-SA or GFDL violations due to copying within Wikipedia a hidden category as well. -- John of Reading ( talk) 06:42, 25 October 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Thank you Mr. John

Thank you for your corrections in Grammar in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922) page. When I am writing, I sometimes do not see the AI generated grammar corrections. Have a great day. Utku Öziz ( talk) 18:16, 12 October 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]